After the successful launch of the Super Meteor 650 at EICMA in November 2022, Royal Enfield is rumored to be developing a 750cc bobber for 2025. The Super Meteor 650, which features the 648cc twin-cylinder engine found in the INT650 and Continental GT 650, has been well received internationally. The new model boasts several new features, including LED lighting and an inverted front fork.
Since the EICMA 2022, Royal Enfield has been busy with the launch of the Hunter 350 and Scram 411 in various international markets. Rumors about updates to the 650, as well as the brand's first electric bike, have been circulating. There have also been official teasers and rumors about the upcoming Himalayan 450.
As a global motorcycle manufacturer, Royal Enfield is often the subject of speculation about its future projects. The latest rumor, according to sources quoted by Autocar Professional, is that the company is working on a project codenamed R2G, which is believed to be a 750cc bobber set for a 2025 release. The sources suggest that the first bike will likely be a bobber, with other models to follow on the same platform.
It remains unclear whether the 750cc engine will be an adaptation of the existing 650cc engine or a completely new engine. This isn't the first time Royal Enfield has been associated with a rumor about a 750cc engine. In 2017, there were rumors about an imminent 750cc engine intended to compete with the Triumph Bonneville range and the Harley-Davidson Street 750. These rumors eventually materialized into the real 650, which was globally launched in 2018.
While the motorcycle industry is often rife with rumors, those surrounding Royal Enfield have often proven to be accurate. For instance, the Hunter 350 was eventually released after months of rumors, and an official teaser of the Himalayan 450 was released following similar speculation. The Super Meteor 650 was also widely rumored before its official release.
Given this history, it's not hard to imagine that the development of a 750cc bobber could already be underway. However, with the lack of solid information in 2023, it is difficult to accurately predict what is coming in 2025. Regardless, the rumors suggest that Royal Enfield fans have something exciting to look forward to in the coming years.